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Texas Crawdads Adds 2009 Supplement


San Marcos, Texas March 2010 The publishers of Texas Crawdads (ISBN 978-0-98011-03-0-2) have just released a year 2009 Supplement to their field guide of the Texas crayfish. The two page PDF may be downloaded from their website This supplement is available for free. Included are photos and county records maps for two new species of Fallicambarus crawfishes from southeastern Texas; Fallicambarus houstensis and Fallicambarus kountzeae (Johnson, D.P., 2008. Zootaxa 1717:1-23 ).

You can meet up with the authors and learn about Texas crayfishes at these locations in the next month:

March 19, 2010 7:00 PM Rec. Hall
Crawdads of Texas Presentation
Goose Island State Park
Rockport, Texas

April 10, 2010 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Visit the Texas Crawdads Tent
Lick Creek Park
College Station, Texas

April 17, 2010 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Booth and Texas Crawdads Presentation
Annual Earth Day Festival
McKinney Roughs
Bastrop, Texas

Texas Crawdads is written for mentors of young people interested in aquatic life, youngsters with experience in crawfishing, naturalists, biologists, and anyone with an interest in nature.

Readers learn about the life and habitat of Texas crayfish and how to identify, locate, catch, show, grow, collect, photograph and draw them.. The text plus supplement reviews thirty nine species and several varieties found in Texas and gives a synopsis of how the present understanding of them developed.

The book depicts animals that are likely to be caught along with crawfish Color photos present Texas crayfish in actual size. Species are presented individually and as recognizable groupings. Multiple photos of each species help readers better understand the potential for variation of appearance in an individual species. Texas Crawdads by S.K. Johnson and N.K. Johnson is available from the website and also the best local nature center bookstores throughout Texas.



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